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Cathay Pacific works with Best Chef of Asia for Business-class meals

New Business Class meal service gives passengers more choice and flexibility

Cathay Pacific introduced a new style of dining at the end of last year for its Business Class passengers traveling from Brussels to Hong Kong. The new meal service is an innovative concept to offer customers more choice and flexibility. The new menu not only offers a wider range of dishes, it was also developed in collaboration with one of Hong Kong's most sought-after chefs, May Chow. May founded the Little Bao and the Happy Paradise restaurant in Hong Kong and in 2017 she was named Asia's Best Female Chef.

More dishes and more flexibility
The contemporary meal service offers a new à la carte menu at set times. Passengers in Business Class can now choose from three starters instead of one, including soup, six main courses and three desserts or a cheese platter.

The menu offers a wider range of dishes than ever before and includes healthier options. In addition, both Western and Hong Kong favorites are now available, such as char siu pork with egg noodles, spiced soy sauce, spring onion and ginger. For those looking for a quick and lighter alternative to the à la carte menu, an Express Meal is available. Examples of the menu are mushroom cream soup or warm farros salad with fennel.

To offer more choice and flexibility, a selection of the most popular dishes, such as the Cathay Pacific signature burger, and snacks are also available between fixed service times. These can also be chosen as main meal.

A quiet cabin
To create a quieter and more peaceful cabin environment, cabin crew conduct individual conversations with passengers to record meal orders. The main meals are then carefully prepared on board and personally served to improve both presentation and quality. The meal components can be heated separately. Furthermore, passengers can from now on select their breakfast choice via an order card before they go to sleep, so that they can enjoy maximum rest.

Personalized service
James Ginns, Cathay Pacific Regional General Manager of Europe, said about the introduction of the service: "We have listened to our customers and we know they are looking for more choice and flexibility, which is why Cathay Pacific raises the bar for the aerospace industry since 2018 to introduce a new business-inflight dinner concept that allows us to pay more attention to real involvement and personalization. " The new meal service has been gradually introduced since the summer of 2018 on all long-haul flights of the airline.